Being a Japanese cuisine teacher for more than 6 years,
I was very pleased by the news of WASHOKU added to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in Dec 2013.
WASHOKU is a social practice based on an essential spirit of the Japanese, “respect for nature”.
Ingredients used in WASHOKU are diverse, fresh and available in four distinct seasons, and requires minimum cooking to enjoy their natural taste.
UMAMI which is essential to Japanese cuisine, draws out the flavor of ingredients and provides an excellent seasoning even in foods with low fat content.
The changing of seasons can be tasted by its cooking process, and the beauty of nature is emphasized in the presentation of WASHOKU. Plates are decorated with leaves, flowers and bamboo, and natural motifs are represented in decoratively cut. Cutting techniques in Japanese cuisine is important to get the right taste and texture, such as Sashimi as a good example.
Thanks to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage registration, and holding of the Olympic Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, we feel WASHOKU's popularity around the world is rising. We would like to take this opportunity to enhance our activities to protect the Japanese cuisine culture, and appeal it to the world.
Please come and join us to discover the world of Japanese cuisine.
Cooking lessons are programed to experience and enjoy Japanese seasonality.
It will be a great opportunity for us too, to learn your home food and cooking culture in exchange.
We are looking forward to welcome you in our cooking studio!
Lesson menu (please choose 3 menus):
・ 季節の天麩羅 - seasonal tenpura
・ 茶碗蒸し - steamed egg hotchpotch
・ 茄子田楽 - roasted eggplant with sweet miso sauce
・ ちらし寿司 - scattered sushi
・ つくねの照り焼き - teriyaki tukune, minced meat formed into a ball or stick shape.
・ 鶏団子と水菜の鍋 - chicken meatball and vegitable "nabe" (hot-pot)
・ 焼き鳥 - yakitori
・ カリフォルニアロール - california roll
・ 天丼 - tendon (a bowl of rice topped with deep-fried prawns)
Take a look at our previous lesson: http://goo.gl/TCakGa
- 3 hours of easy to understand participatory lesson with full of professional cooking tips
- 3 dishes with emphasis on seasonal ingredients, and 1 glass of Sake will be served
- Recipe print out in English will be provided
*Please bring your own apron and towel.
For registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your preferred date and time!